House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shall be awarded for her excellent effort within the motion for ladies's equality and civil rights at this yr’s VH1 Trailblazer Honors. She is about to obtain the award alongside Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay on International Women’s Day on March eight.
Pelosi made American historical past in 2007 when she was elected because the first-ever feminine Speaker of the House of Representatives, and once more in 2019 when she was the primary particular person in over 60 years to regain the title. In her place, Pelosi has been on the forefront of the combat for ladies’s equality and civil rights, preventing for decrease healthcare prices and elevated employee’s pay.
This isn’t the primary time Pelosi shall be attending the occasion. In 2017 she honored Cyndi Lauper with the identical award for her advocacy work for the LGBTQ group.
VH1 Trailblazer Honors celebrates the achievements of of “right now’s most revered politicians, entertainers, artists, activists, allies and icons who've devoted their time and steadfast commitments to the ladies’s motion and past.” This yr’s occasion will spotlight “breakthroughs in feminine empowerment and human rights.”
Pelosi will be part of the ranks of earlier Trailblazer Honorees which embrace, Ryan Murphy, James Baldwin, and, in fact, Lauper. The occasion will air on March eight at 9 p.m. ET on VH1 and Logo.